Monthly Archives: November 2008

“If only I’d known about proper foot care I’d probably still have both legs,” says amputee and diabetic Jim Letourneau, a patient at St....

To better manage and further reduce infection and infection risk for patients, healthcare professionals and the community, Sunnybrook’s Microbiology and Infection Control group focuses...

William Osler Health Centre’s Asthma Education Clinic began with a primary focus on minimizing hospital length of stay for patients with asthma. This was...

This past summer, Gloria Stock climbed a cliff in Newfoundland and today, she’s leading a virtual trek across Canada, all thanks to the help...

North York General Hospital knows the impact collaboration, systematic innovation and education, can have on improving the quality of patients’ lives. This recipe for...

Scientists and consumers have known for years that grapefruit juice can increase the absorption of certain drugs — with the potential for turning normal...

In September, Ontario’s 157 hospitals began publicly reporting their number of cases and rate per patient days of C. difficile-associated disease. As a large...

He worked hard all his life until he retired from his occupation as a dispatcher at 75 years of age. Even in retirement, he...

Hospital-acquired infections affect hundreds of millions of patients worldwide every year. Most of these infections are preventable and hand hygiene is the best way...

In February 2008, it was announced that Canada’s federal government was launching a national effort to reduce the number of hospital-acquired, or nosocomial, infections...